Jessica Heihn

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Google is working on a wearable the detects cancer

Around the globe, scientists are hard at work trying to find the cure for cancer. While some have focused on medical treatments, others are …

Skipping Meals Can Improve Health and Help in Weight Loss

Studies are showing that intermittent fasting can have huge health benefits, from increasing lifespan, protecting against chronic diseases, improving …

Holistic Medicine

How Not To Have A Meltdown in 2015

A panel on mindfulness, meditation, self-care and mental health.<p>This is a transcript of TheLi.st panel, “How Not To Have A Meltdown in 2015" at Knoll …

#BUILTBYGIRLS - Challenging Girls To Build the World of Tomorrow

Jason Katims on 'Parenthood' finale montage, that surprise guest, more

Nine innings later, the Bravermans have left the field and walked out of our lives forever. (Or at least until we start re-watching <i>Parenthood</i> on …

Top Books for Caregivers

<i>Nearly one in three Americans provide unpaid care for a loved one – from a spouse, to a friend or neighbor – and can be called a caregiver.</i>Whether …

Alzheimer's Disease

Bestselling books 2014: the kids are alright

At long last, kids ruled in 2014. Books aimed at them have often figured in the top 10 of the all-year sales chart for printed books, but in the respective heydays of JK Rowling, Stephenie (<i>Twilight</i>) Meyer and Suzanne (<i>The Hunger Games</i>) Collins the rest of the elite group usually consisted of …

Health.com: Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine | Health

Health's editor-in-chief sits down with the fitness superstar for an au...<p>Health's editor-in-chief sits down with the fitness superstar for …

Arctic waters could hold secret to creating life-saving drugs

<b>Tromso, Norway (CNN) —</b> It is early afternoon on board the "Helmer Hanssen," and the Arctic sun is already starting to set. Near the back of the ship, two people dressed in orange rain slickers are anxiously waiting. Any minute now, the ship's lines will pull taut, and a green mesh bag will be back …

Microbiology

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria

Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a bit hyperbolic, seriously onto something: Maintaining a healthy balance of "good" gut bacteria in the digestive tract is critical to overall health and …

Microbiology

How your diet affects your mood

They say you are what you eat, but exciting new research suggests otherwise: You feel what you eat. Scientists are focusing on psychobiotics, a type of bacteria found in certain foods that can produce and deliver important chemicals like serotonin to the brain. Their findings could mean a whole new …

Keys to Creativity: Using anxiety to create.

Anxiety<p>Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by creative people and while some of the symptoms may be similar from one person to the next, how and …

Common Core and Homeschooling: Friends or Foes?

Expand | Collapse<p>John Whitehead once wrote, "Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." Christian parents understand that …

Common Core a Huge Hurdle to Education Deal

Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats are in rare agree­ment that there is a deal to be had on sweep­ing edu­ca­tion le­gis­la­tion. But first they face the …

Education

A mom’s open letter to ‘pro-choice’ women

Chelsea Schilling’s baby<p>Dear modern-day “pro-choice” woman,<p>So you’re earning a decent paycheck and finally getting the respect you deserve from your …

National Children's Commissioner 'very concerned' by figures showing hundreds of kids in foster care abused

Several hundred children in foster care were abused in the last year, new figures have revealed, prompting deep concern from National Children's …

These Are the Three Worst Comments Adoptive Parents Hate to Hear, So Please Take Note

I am at the grocery check out line with my four-year-old son, and the cashier says:<p>“Your son is so beautiful.”<p>“Thank you, we think so too,” I reply as I note her observing my blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair skin.<p>She inquires, “Is your husband dark-skinned?”<p>“No, he isn’t.”<p>“Oh, well is he from Latin …

Parenting

The 10 Most Cry-Worthy Moments In 'Parenthood' History

<i>As we prepare to empty our tear ducts during the "Parenthood" finale on Thursday, the HuffPost newsroom gathered to reflect on the six seasons we've spent with the Bravermans. Here are the 10 times that beautiful family made us cry</i> the hardest<i>. (NOTE: If we were counting all the times it made us</i> …

Parenting

16 Reasons Why We’ll Miss Our Weekly Parenthood Sob-Fest

When <i>Parenthood</i> says its final goodbye to the Braverman family this Thursday, we’ll lose something very important. I’m not just talking about the end of a mini–feel-good-TV era. (We’ll still have a few sappy, good-hearted shows to sustain us, but how can <i>Parenthood</i> and <i>Parks and Recreation</i> leave us at …

TV

New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and major depression

The measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent, researchers have discovered. …

Low Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes

I hope everyone's staying warm and snug on this snow day (in New Mexico, we only dream of this thing called "snow"—but I still empathize!). If you've got a bit of cabin fever and want something yummy and warm—yet healthy!—consider breaking out that slow cooker and get...you know, cooking (even …

12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks

I'm sure many of us are seasoned veterans when it comes to using our slow cookers to simmer up soups, casseroles, and other dinner favorites. But …

Breakfast

Read The ‘Twilight’ Fan Fiction ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Author E.L. James Wrote As Snowqueens Icedragon

The <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> book trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide, and a movie based on the first novel, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, is on track for a $45 million opening weekend. Not bad for an author who got her start writing erotic <i>Twilight</i> fan fiction, which …